It seems there isn’t much love for Australia‘s self loving Kurt Coleman after all given the fact that the 17 year old’s mother, Maureen Coleman has felt the need to address his detractors.
In a new feature with Australia’s New Idea magazine, Maureen Coleman tells how her son who has since become one of the most widely followed (and much reviled) characters on social media had to drop out of high school as a result of bullying.
Widely followed because as Kurt Coleman unabashedly likes to tell his followers and anyone who will take the time to half way look in his direction- he is the most beautiful boy in the world. So beautiful that Curt can’t stop photographing himself and quickly posting the images of himself on social media.
Nevertheless despite the online taunts, which Curt’s mother tells her son has learnt to
smugly rise above, it it has been a largely fruitful rise to stardom for our collective online wonder kid who is now under the wing of a full time publicist.
That said, what has helped the teen garner ever increasing attention, has also brought some raised eyebrows.
In various tellings the youth has declared himself god’s gift to earth and that he is Australia’s answer to Paris Hilton.
Asked once if his online persona was an invented character or if he really does love himself, the youth unabashedly responded: ‘I do, I love who I am, I don’t think it’s wrong.’
He would reiterate his confidence was not hiding any insecurities ... ‘I do love myself.’
And fortunately for Kurt, his hairdresser mother loves him just as much.
In her interview with New Idea, the mother tells she supports her boy’s obscure and overtly confident outlook on life, adding the 17-year-old is a ‘gorgeous boy with a beautiful heart.‘
Reiterating to the UK’s dailymail: ‘Kurt loves who he is, he always says how good he looks and I think it’s great at least he doesn’t sit there and say how bad he looks,’
Asked if she pays attention to social media users who take her son to task, the mother responds: ‘I don’t really read it (nasty comments), Mrs Coleman said.
‘I know there is some hate out there but that’s their opinion. Kurt says the hate motivates him to keep doing what he does because he loves proving people wrong.’
Nevertheless she does add it’s ‘disgusting‘ to see some of the things written about her son. One commenter recently reacted to a photo posted to Facebook by calling him a ‘fag’.
‘It hasn’t been easy for Kurt, he was bullied at school and dropped out.’
She said although he has his detractors, there’s plenty of positive things being said about the 17-year-old.
‘I do hairdressing and when some customers find out that I’m Kurt Coleman’s mum, they freak out,’ she said. ‘One time I was cutting one of my friend’s daughters hair and she wrote on Facebook ‘Kurt Coleman’s mum breathed on me!’ it was so funny.’
While she still finds it hard to comprehend just how popular he has become, Maureen Coleman tekks she has always encouraged her son to ‘dream big.’
‘I’m not surprised he has become successful, I’ve always told him to dream big.’
She goes on to tell that at some point she believes Kurt will likely one day find himself in the spotlight, but didn’t expect it to come via social media.
‘I didn’t ever think it would be from social media but I knew he would end up on TV because he has always been in front of the camera,’ she tells.
Adding: ‘Even when he was really young he would make me buy him cameras for Christmas and birthdays and take photos and videos of himself all day. I’m very proud of him and everything his done.’
Among his most incredible public claims, Kurt once said the only reason he remains single is because ‘he loves himself too much’ and no one else is ‘good enough for me.’
Kids are you getting a sense of some of the detractor’s thoughts?
But while Kurt Coleman’s special brand of
self-delusional attitude has rustled the feathers of some social media users, his mom happily tells that there’s never a dull moment when her ray of sunshine Kurt is around.
On one occasion the mother tells she came home to find her son re-arranging his room to have the end of his bed facing the mirror. His reason? so that when he woke up the first person he saw was himself.
To Kurt Coleman’s credit, luck, savviness or just plain bravado, his popularity has since spawned a mini-industry, with businesses set up in Australia flogging Kurt Coleman-related merchandise. Naturally.
The Kurt Coleman Supply Company says on its website it exists to promote ‘the poster-boy to thousands of youth around the world for being who you are and not caring what anyone else thinks.’
If only you too had the courage to love yourself as much as Kurt Coleman…